COVID-19 Update: Contact programs to confirm information.
Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
Workers can learn how to apply for temporary income through Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance programs by clicking the links on this page.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
We have a new system for unemployment assistance during the pandemic for people unable to work due to a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Advice for Non-English Speakers: CEOC
We can assist those who speak Haitian Kreyol, Spanish, Amharic and Portuguese with signing up for unemployment services.
Workers Emergency Funds: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
We compiled a list of relief funds, we recommend you apply to them regardless of immigration status. The list is a work in progress please share and let us know of new funds you learn about!
Cambridge Housing Stabilization Program: City of Cambridge
We help eligible people whose rent, condominium fees, or cooperative carrying charges exceed 40% of their income by providing a 2-month subsidy for the amount housing costs exceed 40% of their income.
Employment Services Program: Massachusetts DTA
We offer employment training and education programs offered for Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) clients.
Food Assistance: WIC Program
We provides nutrition consultation and food benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.
Career Support: MassHire Career Centers
Our offices are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we return calls and do our best to connect people with available career support resources, such as workshops, job postings and more.
Food Source & SNAP Hotline: Project Bread
We help to fully enroll individuals in state and federal nutrition programs, like SNAP, as well as refer callers to local food resources.
SNAP Grocery Reimbursement Tool: Expensify.org
We help individuals who qualify for SNAP benefits to get reimbursed for up to $50 of essential foods.
Families Moving Forward
We connect low-income parents with a personal coach and supportive connections to help reach family goals in health, housing, finances, education, and work!
Relief Grants for Individuals: Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition
We've compiled a resource for staff and volunteers supporting Cambridge residents in need of financial relief .
Low-Cost Internet & Phone Services
This list contains several programs that provide low-cost or free internet and phone services to low-income households and individuals, including the Lifeline Program and Comcast Internet Essentials.
Cambridge Housing Resources
The City of Cambridge can help address concerns and questions about housing resources, tenants, homeowners, landlords and property management companies, and court-related information.
National Resources for Undocumented Immigrants: BMFSF
We've compiled a list of all the nationwide resources we know about that serve undocumented people and immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Homeowner's Guide: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
We provide facts, tips, and sound advice to homeowners that are struggling to make mortgage payments during COVID-19.
COVID-19 FAFSA & Student Loan Information
We provide information published by U.S. Department of Education about Federal Student Aid and loan forbearance during COVID-19.
Legal Resources: Lawyers for Civil Rights
We currently provided a list of resources and information for people of color and immigrants to common situations resulting from COVID-19.
Case Management at the MSC
Our Case Managers assist people experiencing homelessness, those at risk of becoming homeless, or other Cambridge individuals or families in need of short-term support.
Cambridge Businesses: Resources & Questions
The City of Cambridge frequently updates information about businesses including closures, local and state announcements, financial resources, small business supports and other information.
Cambridge Renters Energy-Savings Program
We've partnered with the City of Cambridge to connect you to state and utility incentive programs, starting with a no-cost home energy assessment!
CEOC Free Tax Preparation
We are an IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partner that provides free tax preparation by appointment for individuals and families with low to moderate income.
Tax Preparation at AACA
Every tax season from January to April, AACA helps clients to prepare their Federal and States income tax returns.
CSV College and Career Mentoring Program
CSV's College and Career Mentoring Program matches volunteer adult mentors with 12th-grade students on Wednesday afternoons, after school, at CRLS.
JAS Financial Opportunity Program
The Just-A-Start Financial Opportunity Program offers free financial coaching from an accredited financial counselor to help people define and reach their financial goals.